Tadashi Shoji brings South East Asia to NYFW

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Have you ever been to an over the top wedding in South East Asia? If not, you don’t have to go far to see what people dress like there. Tadashi Shoji’s Fall/Winter’19 Showcasing gave us just a glimpse of that. The designer who works in L.A. for half an year and spends another half in Shanghai  was already familiar with the styles of the East and decided to bring elements from the South East Asia for this collection. He carried monk robes for inspiration on his last trip to Shanghai. The way monks dress and carry their robes differ from place to place and it was evident in the draping’s around the shoulders and body.

The collection was that of regal and exquisite evening gowns. The designer used silk, crushed velvet and tulle in gorgeous colors for the collection. There was intricate lace and floral work in the gowns which was showed fine detailing and craftsmanship by the designer. The collection was also refreshing in the sense that it was limited to the stereotype sizes of the run away. Shoji used models of different size to showcase his collection which got him an additional nod from the critics and audience alike.


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